Sayidaty Kitchen among top apps in Arab world

Sayidaty Kitchen is followed by more than 5 million people on Facebook, 460,000 on Instagram and 52,000 on Twitter.
Updated 16 December 2018
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Sayidaty Kitchen among top apps in Arab world

Sayidaty Kitchen, a popular website and mobile app for Middle Eastern and international cuisines in the Arab world, has registered the highest number of hits from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region in 2018 and topped a record-breaking 8 million visitors and 1.4 million users in October this year.
The online portal, described as “the comprehensive guide to the Gulf and Arab lady who loves cooking and looking for everything unique in the world of delicious recipes and culinary connoisseurs,” offers over 3,000 oriental and international recipes.
Sayidaty Kitchen is followed by more than 5 million people on Facebook, 460,000 on Instagram and 52,000 on Twitter.
“Sayidaty Kitchen was able to win the hearts of obsessive foodies in the region and beyond and saw significant growth and activity in its social media platforms and mobile app over the past year, putting it among the top gastronomic platforms in the Arab world,” a press release said.
Over 266,000 users downloaded the mobile application, including 83,000 from Saudi Arabia, 91,000 iOS users, and 175 Android users. The application ranked ninth in the food and drink category of the App Store in Saudi Arabia as of Nov. 7.
Moreover, Sayidaty Kitchen will feature the first weekly show “Khalena Notbokh Sah” on its online platform and social media networks from Dec. 15. The show will have 10 episodes featuring top Saudi chefs and influencers from the region and beyond.
“Sayidaty Kitchen seeks to be the first online destination for culinary lovers worldwide and the electronic platform for international cooks, bloggers and global foodies,” the press release said.


Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh unveils Ramadan tent

The five-star hotel’s iftar buffet features an abundance of Arabic and international Ramadan specialties.
Updated 26 May 2019
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Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh unveils Ramadan tent

The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh is inviting guests to its lamp-inspired Ramadan tent for an opulent gastronomic experience and authentic spiritual ambience.
This year’s Ramadan tent theme “Siraj,” a literal interpretation of “lantern,” transforms one of the hotel’s ballrooms into an exquisitely decorated dining area featuring a lavish iftar buffet.
The classic decor reminisces the role of traditional lamps, which were used in the past for lighting family gatherings and its flame was considered the means to keep those gatherings alive even after dark. Since then, lanterns have been used to decorate houses, shops and streets in the holy month.
Mohammed Marghalani, manager at Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh, said: “The project is the result of the cooperation of various employees in the hotel — starting from the tent’s name through to the variety and quality of dishes and the reception and care of the valued ladies and gentlemen visiting us.”
“Ramadan preparations are deeply rooted in our traditions as they emphasize the uniqueness of this special month. The real essence of Arabian hospitality focuses on making visitors and guests feel appreciated and comfortable,” he added.
Ramadan tents in hotels offering iftar and suhoor delicacies have become a tradition in the Kingdom during the fasting month.

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The buffet spread features cuisines from around the world, from Saudi dishes to Asian, Italian and Turkish specialities, displayed in various live stations.

Hundreds of people turn up daily for the lavish meals with family and friends, amid sophisticated decor and five-star service.
On entering the palace-like venue, guests are greeted with the warm and smoky scent of oud at the reception.
The five-star hotel’s iftar buffet features an abundance of Arabic and international Ramadan specialties. Each table is elegantly laid out with dates, Arabic coffee and appetizers.
The buffet spread features cuisines from around the world, from Saudi dishes to Asian, Italian and Turkish specialities, displayed in various live stations.
The star of the buffet is the dessert selection comprising both Middle Eastern and international favorites guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Prices range from SR325 ($86) per adult to SR160 for children. Kids under the age of six dine for free. The tent is open from sunset until 9:00 p.m.
The 492-room Ritz-Carlton has 52 acres of landscaped gardens and is one of the most luxurious five-star properties in the capital.